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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,908 People

    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm just tired of feeling depressed.

    Sometimes at night I cry myself to sleep thinking "god what did I do to deserve this?" I just don't want to wake up no more. I can't do it anymore. I feel myself drowning into depression each day, it's hard seeing people move on with they're lives when I can't.
    Hernandez135 Hernandez135 13-15, F 3 Responses 27 mins ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just want to take the easy way out

    but I think about the ones that really care and I don't want to be selfish
    african38 african38 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I will not cry...i will not cry.

    ..I will not cry....is what I keep telling myself and I force myself to keep the straightest face possible while the tear still threaten to escape my eyes...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I'm starting to think i am not strong enough to

    keep going. I am so tired of my life. The only way i can see relief is to stop living. :*(
    makster56 makster56 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today's already been horrible.

    I woke up sobbing my face off, then I ordered some food via phone call, but I made it way more complicated than it really was, and as soon as I hung up, I started crying.. Why did I even get up this morning? :c I feel like a disappointment to everyone lately.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Here's to another night of being extremely sad

    and not wanting to live anymore. What else is new😒😒
    Ugh2319 Ugh2319 13-15, F 1 Response 21 mins ago

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    I just shaved my arms in the shower.

    Now that I'm dry I can see all the hairs I missed. And I'm such a pathetic couch potato that I'm tired and sweating just from that. I can't do all this. I should just give up on ever being an attractive person and hide in front of a computer like I always have. I can't be who I...
    iacob iacob 26-30, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel up and down all the time I don't know

    how to deal with the feeling and emotions
    inarut29 inarut29 26-30, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Today was the first day in ages I actually felt

    confident about myself. Ever since I had troubles with my fiancé, I've hated the way I look, my body, my face, everything. But today, today, I felt like a princess ❤️
    IntoxicatedLies IntoxicatedLies 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    "you'll get over it" you don't know me.

    maybe I won't get over it. maybe it's too much for me to handle. you don't know.
    Emilyfaupel Emilyfaupel 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Where is life taking me ?

    I have walked this earth for 49 years and have nothing to show for it. Today I was told by a young GP that to beat depression I must want to, that I must change me. Well wtf have I been doing all these years ? looking for answers, a way out of this nightmare. I've tried it all...
    jakdempsey jakdempsey 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm still bullied...I got touched

    inappropriately multiple times...I get called fat by my family...and more...my last suicide attempt was..June 29th, that day I wrote my suicide note at 12:17PM. I always told myself when I do this I won't cry..I cried...
    Silver2303 Silver2303 13-15, F 6 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    How do i get passed this idgf phase ?

    Its not who want to be... But somehow i got stuck here For the last 3 yrs of My life I just turned 25 and i want My life back....
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    This is going to sound rude

    but it's not intended to be. Okay, if you do not have depression or have never experienced depression, you can't really help people who have it. I feel bad because people are trying to help me but whenever I get "suggestions" it just frustrates me because it's just like .... I...
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    in three days, July 10th will mark a month

    since my last suicide attempt. I took 24 nyquils thinking it would work, but it obviously failed. I suggest not taking pills since it is by far the most painful way to die. But no death is painless no matter what you believe. Death is inevitable and so is the pain that comes...
    faith7777777777776 faith7777777777776 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    If I could sleep forever

    and just never wake up, that would be perfectly okay. I'm so worn out. Life is killer right now.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    i sabotage every good

    that happens to me. she's the first person ive met, including family, who actually knows me, shes the only support ive ever really had, and shes changed me. she made me start being me, she inspired confidence, and gave me the most pure form of love that could exist. and of...
    nathinitup nathinitup 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Silver2303 Silver2303 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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